The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

December 22, 2003

FRIDAY 19

DIVISION I-AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 7 PM > No computers,
no formulas. Take away the BCS, and here's what happens:
Delaware faces Colgate for the title after a four-round playoff.
--COURT DATE: Kobe Bryant returns to Eagle, Colo., for a hearing
(he may miss a game against the Nuggets). Expect a decision on
his trial date.

SATURDAY 20

MARQUETTE (6-0) AT WISCONSIN (6-1) ESPN 2 PM > In the Badger
State's big hoops rivalry, Wisconsin's 6'5" forward Alando Tucker
returns from a fractured foot.
--HACK CBS 9 PM > Flyers center Jeremy Roenick (left) guest
stars as a desk sergeant on the drama about an
ex-cop-turned-vigilante cabbie.

SUNDAY 21

BRONCOS (9-5) AT COLTS (11-3) ESPN 8:30 PM > Indianapolis aims
for home field advantage; Denver would be happy being a wild
card.
--NO. 7 STANFORD (6-1) AT NO. 6 TEXAS TECH (9-0) FOX SPORTS
NET 1 PM Women's hoops. Tech's tenacious D, the best in the U.S.,
has foes shooting a mere 29.7% from the field.

MONDAY 22

IN BOOKSTORES: Duty, Honor, Victory: America's Athletes in World
War II by Gary Bloomfield > Vintage photos and riveting tales
about Yogi Berra, Ted Williams and others who served.
--HAPPY BIRTHDAY! David Pearson, 69. The Silver Fox is a
three-time Winston Cup champ and second in alltime wins, and he
says, "I quit countin' [birthdays] long ago."

TUESDAY 23

FORT WORTH BOWL: BOISE STATE (11-1) VS TCU (11-1) ESPN 7:30 PM >
Two top offenses. Underrated Boise State QB Ryan Dinwiddie has
4,031 yards, 28 TDs and just 5 INTs.
--IN BOOKSTORES: Letters to a Young Gymnast, by Nadia Comaneci
> The five-time gold medalist tells her story, from Romanian
elementary school to landing seven 10s at the '76 Games at age
14.

WEDNESDAY 24

REBELS OF OAKLAND: THE A'S, THE RAIDERS, THE '70S HBO 4:30 PM >
Rare footage and revealing interviews with John Madden, Vida Blue
and even Tom Hanks, a former vendor at Oakland Coliseum.
--LAS VEGAS BOWL: NEW MEXICO (8-4) VS. OREGON STATE (7-5) ESPN
7:30 PM > For when you tire of TNT's 24-hour marathon of A
Christmas Story.

THURSDAY 25

ROCKETS AT LAKERS ABC 8:30 PM > Season's greetings: Shaquille
O'Neal and Yao Ming meet for the first time, and former Magic
coach Doc Rivers debuts as a co-analyst with Al Michaels. Rivers
was away coaching on the last two Christmases. "My kids are used
to not having Santa Claus around," he says, "but they still get
the gifts, so they're happy."

COLOR PHOTO: CORBIS (GAVEL) COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES (ROENICK) COLOR PHOTO: JEFF CARLICK/ICON SMI (PORTIS) COLOR PHOTO: GREG FOSTER (PEARSON) COLOR PHOTO: MEL LEVINE (HAT) COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL & PATRICIA FOGDEN/CORBIS (HORNED FROG) COLOR PHOTO: HERB SCHARFMAN (BLUE) COLOR PHOTO: CORBIS (GIFT)

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